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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1 - 2:00 pm (ET)

Improving Equity: Working with Rural LGBT Individuals

Presenter:  Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH
CE Category:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Description: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their heterosexual peers. Importantly, LGBT people are members of every community, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all faiths and socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. Although much has changed socially and politically regarding the social and legal status of LGBT persons, issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia continue to plague the LGBT community. LGBT individuals in rural environments continue to face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBT counterparts. This is in addition to the challenges of access to economic, educational, and healthcare opportunities we often find in rural areas.

Social workers have an essential role to play across the lifespan of LGBT individuals. Social workers often find themselves as one of the first persons an individual will identify to, as well as the one ensuring an individual's identity is respected in later life.

This webinar will provide an overview of the experience of LGBT individuals in rural environments throughout the lifespan. Throughout the webinar participants can expect to gain knowledge about issues facing rural LGBT persons, existing community strengths,  as well as resources and tools to interact with rural LGBT clients and communities.

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1 – 2 pm ( ET) 

The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

Presenters:
◾Cindy Bernal, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR)
◾Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Program Director, Vera Institute of Justice
◾Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Director, Government Affairs, Vera Institute of Justice

In summer 2018, the media and the public became aware of a growing crisis of immigrant children being separated from their parents and held in government custody as a result of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy toward illegal border crossings. The attorneys providing legal services to the unaccompanied children have played a critical role in ensuring that these children are safe, provided with information about their legal rights, and reunited with their parents when possible. However, even before this public spotlight, many unaccompanied children, including some with histories of abuse, trafficking, and other harms have faced complicated legal proceedings without lawyers to represent them. The presenters will provide an overview of the intersection of family separation and legal services for unaccompanied children, from the perspective of a practitioner on the ground, the national picture, and the federal policy changes under consideration

For informational purposes only: No CEs will be provided.  Open to all NASW members at no cost. Register early.  Space is limited.   Once this event is full, registration will close.  The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.


Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Presenter:  Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE Category: 1 Cross-Cultural Contact hour

With immigration at the height of the political debate in the United States, a wide micro and macro response is needed to address the challenges migrant populations face. From acculturation to discrimination to stigma to lack of services, immigrants who are undocumented face a unique set of stressors impacting their mental health. This workshop will explore the immigration journey to address the "Why do they come"?, will go over the meaning of different immigration statuses and jargon you may come across, discuss immigration status as a social determinant of health, and identify current challenges and opportunities for engagement, treatment and advocacy. This workshop pays particular attention to immigrants with an undocumented status or temporary statuses.

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET) 

Managing Ethical Dilemmas through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD 
CE Category:  1 Ethics Contact hour

Ethics courses often provide social workers with strategic decision-making frameworks for analyzing ethical dilemmas. Although these frameworks help individuals make think critically, they do not provide guidance on how to manage conflicts when social workers, clients, and other stakeholders disagree about the most ethical course of action.

This workshop demonstrates a conflict resolution approach to managing challenging ethical dilemmas, including situations where social workers have conflicting obligations under the NASW Code of Ethics. Participants will learn specific interest-based strategies and skills that they can use to foster consensus with clients, co-workers, clients, and others affected by ethical issues. In particular, this webinar will highlight resolution of ethical issues related to conflict of interest, client self-determination, confidentiality, safety, mental capacity, and professional competence.

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 


Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1 - 2:30 pm  (ET)

Workplace Psychological Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

The shame and isolation of workplace bullying and harassment should be removed. This webinar will examine the workplace abuse environment. What makes a workplace hostile? The presenters will also share tips on how to help clients prepare for an investigation interview. Social workers will also explore those options that can be used to prevent further client harm.

Presenters:

  • Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP, Founder of Alberta Bullying Research, Resources & Recovery Centre, Inc.
  • Bob Stenhouse 
  • Deborah Prowse, MSW, Q.C.

CEs:  1.5 Social Work contact hours

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1 - 2 pm  (ET)

Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Presenters:

  • Kristen Faye Linton, MSW, Ph.D.
  • Heidi Adams Rueda, MSW, Ph.D.
  • Lela Rankin Williams, M.S., Ph.D.

Sexuality is a part of life that many people enjoy, yet people with disabilities often experience barriers to fully participate in intimate and sexual relationships and all of the aspects of life that come with those relationships, such as having children. The historical belief that people with disabilities are asexual is embedded in today’s practices and policies. How can social workers adapt their practice and change policies to meet the needs of people with disabilities to live the intimate and sexual lives that they desire? 

Kristen Faye Linton, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Lela Rankin Williams, experts in disability, intimacy, and sexual health, interviewed 42 social workers who supported people with various disabilities throughout the life span in three different Southwestern, Southern, and West coast states. In addition, eight young adults with various disabilities were interviewed. This results of this study were summarized in the book Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Perspective

This webinar will provide brief summaries of the history of disability and sexual citizenship and highlight pertinent themes from the interviews: health sexuality in childhood and sex education and romantic relationships, intimacy, and sexuality followed by an overview of the implications for social work practice.

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1 - 2:30 pm  (ET)

Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Presenter: Iréné Celcer MA, LCSW

Many of our clients have a complicated relationship with food and weight. Participants will learn about the politics (social and political), biology (brain), and psychology of eating (eating as a developmental achievement).  This presentation will show social workers how to help their clients with eating disorders address societal norms and stigmas around health and eating within the medical world. 

CEs:  1.5 Social Work contact hours 

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Tuesday, March 7, 2019 - 1-2 pm (ET)

Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

Can our relationship with animals support healthy aging?  Social isolation, loneliness, and limited physical and social activity are long thought as threats to health and wellness among older adults. Human- Animal Interaction (HAI) research points to the potential for positive health impacts increase in social connections – i.e., a decrease in social isolation and loneliness including through increasing health behaviors such as regular walking and social capital associated with having a companion animal. Animal connections have long been seen as a solution within institutional settings for older adults through the Eden Model. In this workshop, we will explore new initiatives including age friendly and natural occurring community efforts to establishing the connection between pet companionship and potential health improvement outcomes across the life span.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


On-Demand (Self-study)

TO REGISTER:  The Social Work Online CE Institute now utilizes your NASW username and password. To log in at https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com, click on “Hello, Guest, Sign In” in the top right corner, and use your NASW username and password to sign in. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account with NASW by clicking the link in the top right corner under “Hello, Guest Sign In” and filling out the “New Customer” section.

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Add the course to your cart using the yellow “Add to Cart” button on the right-hand side and complete the checkout. Once the checkout is complete, you will be prompted to return to your Products page to access the course. You can also click on “Hello, [Name] My Account” in the top right corner and select Products.

TO RECEIVE CEs:  After completing the course, you will need to complete the remaining requirements to receive credit by clicking the blue “Get Certificate” button under the green “Play” button you used to launch the program on the “My Products” page. 


Original program date:    July 31, 2018

Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Presenters:  Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP

CEs:1.5 Substance Use Disorders Contact hours

Cost:    SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  May 15, 2018

New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices?

Presenters:  Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Frederic Reamer, PhD

CEs:  1.5 Ethics

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 11, 2018

Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Presenter:  Robert G. Madden, LCSW, JD, Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice

CEs: 1 Ethics Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 4, 2018

Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Presenter:  Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  March 16, 2018

Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young  Adults, and Families

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD

CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Original program date:  March 8, 2018

Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation: What Social Workers Should Know

Presenter:  William (Bill) Sumner, MSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  February 2, 2018

Trauma Informed Animal Assisted Interventions: Research Developments, Models, and Practice Methods

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

CEs: 1 Clinical contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  January 25, 2018

Criminal Injustice Competency: A Missing Component of Social Work Education To End Mass Incarceration

Presenters:  Warren Graham, MSW, LMSW and Alexis Jemal, J.D., PhD, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  January 11, 2018

Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community: A Report on Administration on Aging Grants

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  December 5, 2017

Nice Is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in Your Practice

Presenter:  Jenny Andersen, LCSW

CEs: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  November 28, 2017

Role Reversal: A Social Worker's Guide To Redefining Parental Boundaries

Presenter:  Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  October 16, 2017

Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

Presenter:  Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW

CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30




Original program date:  June 7, 2017

Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies:  Tools and Strategies for the Social Work Practitioner

Presenter:  Sandra J. Gonzalez, MSSW, LCSW

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  May 24, 2017

Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults 

Presenter:  Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW

CEs:  1 Ethics Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 26, 2017

Leadership to Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility  

Presenter:  Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed. D. and Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, ACSW,LICSW

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  April 6, 2017

The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  March 26, 2017

Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues 

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD

CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Original program date:   March 21, 2017

Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers 

Presenter:  Vivian H Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW and Adelaida Montemayor, LCSW, CSSWS

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:   February 7, 2017

The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  February 2, 2017

Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work 

Presenters: Doug Tipperman, MSW; Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW; Christine Cheng; and Jennifer Matekuare

CEs:  1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:   January 31, 2017

Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice 

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, LMSW

CEs:   1 Cross Cultural Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:   December 6, 2016

Beyond Treatment As Usual: The Case for Cognitive Remediation 

Presenter: Ray Gonzalez, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S

CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  November 15, 2016

The Role of Social Workers in Goals of Care Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients

Presenters: Jennifer Di Biase MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW;  Kayla Lalande MSW, LMSW; and Lucinda Potter MSW, LSW

CEs: 1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30



Understanding Sibling Dynamics and Caring for Older Parents

Presenter: Sandra Edmonds Crewe, PhD, ACSW

Families engage in the caregiving responsibilities for older parents in different ways.  While some caregivers receive incredible support from siblings, others feel abandoned. The communication and sharing if responsibilities among siblings can influence the quality of life of both the caregivers and the parent(s) cared for.  

This webinar will examine the different ways that siblings handle caregiving responsibilities and provide guidance to social workers that will assist in creating harmony and shared responsibilities among sibling groups as they take on the responsibility of caregiving.

CEs: 1.5 Pain and Symptom Management contact hours


One child, multiple homes: Special issues working with divorced, separated, and never-married parents and their children

Presenter:  Aaron Robb, Ph.D.

Regardless of your practice environment, the question is not if you will work with parents raising children between two homes, but when. There are multiple challenges related to working with this growing segment of the population but social workers, with an emphasis on family systems thinking and person-in-environment assessment, are uniquely equipped to address the needs of these families. 

This seminar will cover issues such as how to involve both parents in your work with their children, how to handle situations where one parent is resistant or undermining, boundary issues regarding forensic versus therapeutic roles, and a host of other ethical pitfalls that present when providing services to this population.

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hours

 

Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Presenter:  Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Seasoned social work administrators know that their jobs are sometimes fraught with ethical challenges. It is not enough for administrators to know about budgeting, program planning, grant writing, marketing, and personnel management. They also need a keen understanding of moral dilemmas in administration-that is, circumstances requiring hard choices among competing values, duties, and obligations. To be competent administrators, social workers need a comprehensive and firm grasp of ethical dilemmas in administration; ethical analysis, moral reasoning, and decision-making strategies; and ethical risk-management protocols to protect clients and prevent ethics complaints and litigation.  

This webinar will explore complex ethical issues related to confidentiality, boundary issues and dual relationships among employees, conflicts of interest, allocating limited resources, unethical and impaired staffers, and whistle blowing, among others.

It will include extensive case material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.

CEs:  3 Ethics contact hours


Let’s Talk About HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Mental Health

Presenters:  Jill Sabatine, LICSW, MPH and Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS can brings a complex range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues into a client’s life.   For some clients, there is the identifiable co-factor of substance use and recovery, as well as mental health challenges.  This presentation will increase the social work practitioner’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expand knowledge and skills to work towards an integrated response to address HIV, substance use, and mental health to more effectively serve clients and their families. 

CEs:  1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour


Displaced Children of Disasters

Presenters:  Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D, LSW and Varsha Pandya, Ph.D., ACSW, LSW

This webinar addresses the provision of services and support by social workers for displaced children of disasters. The focus is on displaced children that have special needs and/or circumstances such as having disabilities, unique family situations such as kinship care, financial hardships, and other pre-existing vulnerabilities. Disasters may include natural, such extreme weather conditions that cause evacuations and/or devastations that include loss of property and human life; or man-made, such as industrial accidents, and violent conflicts. 

Some of the content covered includes the analysis of providing social work support to displaced children that have pre-existing special needs and situations in that they are already more vulnerable and require other supports in order to make their temporary living transitions run more smoothly. Social workers are uniquely in a position to further insure that displaced children receive the necessary supports that may include protection from predators, trauma-based counseling, shelters to meet their specific needs, education, and pediatric health services that also include behavior health support as well as participation in resettlement efforts.

CEs:  2 Social Work contact hours


Ending Mass Incarceration: The Role of Social Workers in Criminal Justice Reform

Presenter: Glenn E. Martin

Join us to discuss the burgeoning national movement to end mass incarceration. Social workers will Learn about the role they are able to play in helping to build a new criminal justice system, centered around the lives and needs of people and communities.

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour



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